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Marina Cantina

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Mexican, Bar, Seafood
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5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
850.249.5500
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant...
Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Don't Miss the 2 for 1 entree during Happy Hour

An attractive, homey bar and restaurant, excellent waterside view of the marina: During our three different visits during Happy Hour, the seafood choices on the 2 for 1 Entree special ($22 for two full meals) were great, the quality varied by chef-on-duty, ranging from superb catfish - to good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Dennis N
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Vermillion, South Dakota
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Vermillion, South Dakota
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

An attractive, homey bar and restaurant, excellent waterside view of the marina: During our three different visits during Happy Hour, the seafood choices on the 2 for 1 Entree special ($22 for two full meals) were great, the quality varied by chef-on-duty, ranging from superb catfish - to good - to OK by me for the price. Always enough for... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

When planning a recent trip to PCB, I was looking for a mexican restaurant. Came across Marina Cantina which was close to our location on Thomas Drive; my friend and I added it to our list of restaurants we would try. The reviews on tripadvisor were mixed but we were excited by the opportunity to eat on the bay and... More 

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Port Huron, Michigan, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Had a good dinner with a large group. They were ableto seat us quickly and the food was great. The restraint is in the marina as the name implies. Good location and easy to find. Great staff.

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80 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

These nachos were to die for. Shrimp and crab galore in a white Mexican cheese sauce onions diced tomatoes peppers on real nacho chips. It was great. Needed a beer but can not drink and drive find a designated driver. Had a large menu but did not get past the nachos. It was great will go back next week. Great... More 

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London, Kentucky
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Was looking for a decent little restaurant to eat at after spending the day at Wonderworks and Ripley's. Service was a little slow at first but after we were waited on the experience was fantastic. My kids all ordered burritos, not the ones they are used to at their local Mexican restaurants. I ordered a chicken dish and my husband... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

If you like your Mexican food with no heat and no flavor this is the place for you... The Carne Asada lack In every way other than its namesake. For true Mexican food lover STAY AWAY!!!!!

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're disappointed that your food wasn't spicy enough for you, Ernest. You should always feel free to let your server know if everything doesn't taste like you wanted it to. Hopefully you'll come by again sometime and give us a second chance. Sincerely, Jeff, Owner More 

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10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We were going to eat next door; but we were too early, so we ate here and it was very good...had bloody Mary's that were very good and I tried the fish taco's that were excellent....looks like it would be a fun place on the weekend or in the evening...liked seeing the water

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you made a spur-of-the-moment decision to give us a try! Bloody Marys are always a good choice. Hopefully you'll come by in the evening sometime to check out the different atmosphere. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We looked this up on Trip Adviser And decided to try it for a late lunch early afternoon happy hour. The waitress was great fun, as my wife quizzed her on the Happy Hour specials. She told us that the Calimare was done fresh when ordered and that at Five dollars per appetizer you could make a nice meal with... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

Kenneth, from the calamari and margaritas, to the helpful service and the crazy sight of a fishing boat coming in with a Mako shark, it sounds like you had a terrific time with us! If there is anything we could improve one, my team would love to know, because we'd really love to give you an experience worthy of five... More 

Brownsboro, Alabama
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89 reviews 89 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped by for lunch and had a pleasant visit. Shay thank you for great service. Kind of plain inside, but There is an awesome view. Our food was very good and they had a nice beer selection and sounds like good happy hour deals. We will be back!

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so glad you were able to hang out with us and enjoy the view! Thanks for stopping in. Hopefully you'll come by again next time you're in town. Until then, Jeff, Owner More 

Orillia, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This restaurant well situated by a marina, has daily specials also early bird specials at the same time as happy hour which ends at 6 pm. which makes it a good deal for early diners. Saturdays have a great special, which includes half price on any bottle of wine on the wine list. Having said that although the majority of... More 

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Jeff F, owner at Marina Cantina, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear that you haven't had consistently wonderful experiences with us, John. We want to wow you every time you come in. It sounds like you caught us on a couple of bad days. There's no excuse for poor food or service, but I hope you give us another chance to change your mind. Best, Jeff, Owner More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5550 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Panhandle  >  Panama City Beach
  • Phone Number: 850.249.5500

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, Bar, Seafood

Description

Marina Cantina features a unique twist on the classic Mexican Restaurant. You won't find the typical fare that you would find at your local joint. What you will find is a modern take on Mexican and Latin street food bursting with flavor and made with the freshest of ingredients. Enjoy expansive views of the Marina while dining inside or outside. Our Tequila Bar offers one of the largest selections in the Panhandle, featuring over 160 Tequilas from around the world. Join us for Happy Hour 3pm-6pm daily for half priced beer, wine, sangria, $5 house margaritas, and $5 select appetizers. Every Friday night is Latin Night playing the best Merengue, Bachata, Salsa, Reggaeton, Top 40 and more. Serving Free Margaritas form 9pm-10pm. Have a special event coming up? Ask us about our catering options. Let Marina Cantina develop a menu that will both satisfy and delight your guests. You can find it all at Marina Cantina, stunning views, dancing, karaoke, live music, tequila tasting and more! So don't miss out and join us for lunch, dinner or happy hour today.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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